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Worthington Pump and Machinery Corporation

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Exhibit at Internal Fire Museum of Power. (Detail).

Pump makers, of Laidlaw Works, Cincinnati, USA

1916 The Worthington Co was incorporated in Virginia, USA. The Worthington Pump and Machinery Corporation took over the International Gas Engine Co (Ingeco) and all of the other subsidiary companies owned by the International Steam Pump Co. The company also acted as sales agent for Henry R. Worthington.

1917 The name of the British Worthington Pump Co was changed to Worthington Simpson Ltd when control passed into the hand of American associates.

1936 Worthington Simpson a British public company issued preference shares to fund its purchase out of the American parent; agreements were put in place to continue connections with Worthington Pump and Machinery Co of Richmond, VA, USA[1].

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 11 August 1936